magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Definition of magnetic resonance imaging 

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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Mary Lou hopes to use this underappreciated chunk of the spectrum to disrupt the market for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), whose expense and relative inaccessibility almost led to her untimely death. Rob Reid, Ars Technica, "Ars on your lunch break, week 3: Mary Lou Jepsen and peering into the brain," 28 June 2018 The business produces magnetic resonance imaging machines and other equipment sold to hospitals as well as laboratory supplies for biotech firms. Thomas Gryta, WSJ, "GE Narrows Focus to Power, Aviation in Latest Revamp," 26 June 2018 The researchers thoroughly tested the children’s reading skills and assessed their brain architecture using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging. Susan Pinker, WSJ, "New Skills Build New Brain Architecture, Research Shows," 14 June 2018 Other imaging tests, such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are not usually used to diagnose diverticulitis in the acute setting. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Diverticulitis can cause digestive problems for some," 7 June 2018 Last season, Syndergaard refused a magnetic resonance imaging examination on his sore right biceps, tore his right latissimus in his next start and missed the next four and a half months. James Wagner, New York Times, "Old Pest Torments Mets: The Injury Bug," 31 May 2018 Otto Musik, a pediatrician in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and his coauthors recently put Hof into a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine while exposing him to cold water and analyzed what happened inside his body. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, "Science Explains How the Iceman Resists Extreme Cold," 23 May 2018 University of Georgia After that, scientists ran a battery of tests: a full necropsy, a CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, researchers said. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "He was hunting wild mushrooms. Instead he found a rare, inexplicable two-headed deer | Miami Herald," 10 May 2018 Anyone who’s had a magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scan knows that jewelry and metal are a big no-no inside the imager. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Getting an MRI? Ditch the yoga pants, hospitals warn | The Sacramento Bee," 10 May 2018

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magnetic resonance imaging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

medical : a method used to produce images of the inside of a person's body by means of a strong magnetic field

magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Medical Definition of magnetic resonance imaging 

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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